Cell Biology
Machine learning model opens door to real-time detection of cell therapy contamination
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Singapore site have developed a new way to detect adventitious microbial contamination in mesenchymal stromal cell cultures. By using machine learning to predict if a culture is contaminated in near real-time, the approach could enable testing to take place during the production of cell therapy products. Read More
Tokyo team challenges 10x Genomics with new single-cell RNA sequencing method
Researchers have developed a single-cell RNA sequencing method that is designed to tackle the cell sampling bias of existing techniques and deliver high-precision data, according to a paper published on June 27 in Nature’s Communications Biology journal. Read More
Life sciences industry’s search for talent is becoming more challenging: study
While more professionals are engaged in life sciences research in the U.S. and a record number of people are graduating in the biological and biomedical sciences, the ability of employers to find life sciences research talent is proving extremely difficult, according to a new report from CBRE. Read More
Berkeley Lab offers CRAGE kit for genome engineering
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is offering a trial kit for its chassis-independent, recombinase-assisted, genome engineering (CRAGE) tool. Read More
LabCentral Ignite receives $400K grant to improve diversity in STEM
LabCentral Ignite has been awarded $400,000 in grants and matching awards from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and Breakthrough Properties, a life science real estate development company, to expand its Career Forge program. The nonprofit also announced that it is accepting applicants for its next Career Forge session. Read More
USCAP 2022: 4 tips for a more sustainable lab
LOS ANGELES -- The global biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry has a carbon footprint greater than even the forestry or paper industry, but there are ways scientists can help decrease their environmental impact, according to a keynote lecture at this week's United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) 2022 meeting. Read More
Cellular map of tissues created by combining sequencing techniques
Researchers have described an approach to combine single-cell sequencing experiments with spatial transcriptomics to create maps of tissues according to cell type, according to new research published on March 21 in the journal Nature Biotechnology. Read More
Organizations invest in stem cell research using unique approaches
Stem cell technology is increasingly being used and developed for a variety of therapeutic purposes, most notably for the treatment of damaged tissue. While these treatments have significant clinical potential, they also require extensive research and investment to support the development of these novel therapies. Read More
Endosomal pH drives stemness in glioblastoma
A group of researchers has shown that endosomal pH drives stemness in glioblastoma. The group discovered that endosomal Na+/H+ exchanger isoform 9 is a novel driver of stem cell-like characteristics -- or stemness -- in glioblastoma by stabilizing multiple receptor tyrosine kinases, according to a recent paper published in PNAS Nexus. Read More
'Roadmap' reveals how cells transform during mouse embryonic development
Mapping how complex animals develop from a single cell is a key area of study, but it remains a significant challenge. Now, research published in Nature Genetics on March 14, has laid out the molecular changes that control how cells transform during mouse embryonic development. The resulting roadmap identifies potential links between cell types to help understand the paths they take toward specialization. Read More
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